National Geographic : 1983 Sep
400OO A COUNCIL FIRE lit above the Arkansas River by a Oklahoma a bandof Creek Indians exiled City 000_ from Alabama began Tulsey, as g EVlS they called their town, in 1836. OKLAHOMA P By 1882 red man and white , 1 ooo4 shipped cattle via Tulsa's first 1 UCoI0 railroad.Then in the early s0.1'° 1900s oil strikes nearby touched off a mighty boom. force now diversified in health D| More than 1,200 oil and oil- care, aerospace,and data P related companies still have processing.The city's offices in and aroundTulsa, populationof about 370,000 is though today they account nearly doubled by its six-county for only 11 percent of a work metropolitanarea. iIIif 4"